Hamilton Sundstrand Signs Up With AFI KLM E&M for Boeing 787 Component Services

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and a key supplier of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program, and Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance have signed a long-term repair license agreement for providing MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) services for Hamilton Sundstrand’s components on the Boeing 787.

This relationship allows AFI KLM’s engineering and maintenance division to expand its nose-to-tail service by including Hamilton Sundstrand components to Boeing 787 customers in its portfolio. This includes latest technologies like electrically generated systems and liquid cooling components.

“Hamilton Sundstrand believes this support structure will improve worldwide customer service of our systems with the newest relationship with AFI KLM E&M,” said Jim Patrick, Hamilton Sundstrand’s vice president and general manager, Customer Service. “AFI KLM E&M’s vast experience as an operator and in the overhaul, maintenance and repair industry will provide a highly qualified option to the successful support of our customers.”

Franck Terner, President of Air France Industries and Ton Dortmans, executive vice president, KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said, “This collaboration feels like a logical expansion of the strong relationship we have had over many years with Hamilton Sundstrand. With this partnership, we are pleased to offer to our customers extended 787 adaptive solutions. As Air France KLM have ordered 25 Boeing 787-9 aircraft and have options for another 25, we will also be able to include our operational experience as an operator in our global services to our customers.”

For the Boeing 787, as for other aircraft types in the past, AFI KLM E&M will continue its successful path of developing and applying sophisticated repairs. The agreement also enables AFI KLM E&M to become an official member of Hamilton Sundstrand’s Boeing 787 MRO supplier network.

AFI KLM E&M and Hamilton Sundstrand are already cooperating on repair services and on-site-support for components and projects for other aircraft.

Source: Hamilton Sundstrand, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Apr 5, 2012